Towards the back end of last year, Virgin Trains offered up a true benefit to Aston Villa season ticket holders and Claret members – 20% off on selected advance tickets on their network. It was perfect for away days or for just travel in general.
In recent years, one of the issues frequently mentioned by MOMS in meetings with the club had been the possibility of some kind of discount on train tickets to help away fans on the costly pursuit of following their team around the country. It’s something of an issue nationally for all football supporters.
Last year, the very welcome Virgin Train initiative seemed to appear under the radar, with a very soft launch, with not many staff at the club even aware of it when it went live.
In a climate where even the Premier League are now encouraging the train companies to help away supporters, Villa supporters were very much afforded a benefit that not many fans of other clubs had access to.
From MOMS POV, last season, it provided some good savings on Villa away days and general trips around the UK.
MOMS encouraged Virgin Trains and the club to continue the initiative, if at all possible, so it’s great to see the offer is once again live and active on the Virgin Trains website (even though the club haven’t announced it yet).
The offer can be accessed via the following link https://www.virgintrains.co.uk/avfc and is a fantastic initiative in terms of providing a proper benefit to Villa’s season ticket holders and Claret members.
Bring your ID
Don’t forget to bring your Aston Villa season ticket or proof of Claret membership to show the Train Manager when checking your ticket.
Share the wealth
The discount is available for up to 9 adult passengers, as long as one of you has a photo ID.
Travel anywhere on our network
Discount available for journeys anywhere on the Virgin Trains network
Aston Villa Away Shirt Discount
The new Kappa Aston Villa away kit, like the home shirt comes in both a regular (£55) and player issue ‘elite’ fit (£80). It’s not exactly on the cheap side, so if you are in the market for one use the following code and link to get 10% off your purchase. It’s probably best to go at least a size up too.
See below link for details on how to get 10% off and to see the Kappa sizing chart.